Stories from Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Third auto burglar sentenced
By Karen Hall Staff Writer The third and final defendant in a series of auto burglaries that shocked Lewisburg residents in December 2009 pleaded guilty last week and received a lengthy sentence. James E. Bragg Jr., 38, of Huntsville, was charged in five cases, and his sentences totaled nine years, of which he must serve 30 percent before being eligible for a parole board hearing. ...
Friday night fire takes Belfast couple's home
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer BELFAST - A man who's known here for organizing fundraisers to benefit people in need lost his home Friday night when it was destroyed by fire. "I hate to lose what I lost, but I'm thankful for what I've got," Johnny Ray Cole said a day later when he and Vonda Cole were staying at a motel with help from the Marshall County Red Cross...
Transmission line to be built
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Cornersville residents know they need improvements to their electrical service, but few were enthusiastic about having a 161-kV transmission line cross their property. Residents of the south end of Marshall County will see an improvement to their electrical service by November 2014, after a larger substation and new transmission line are built...
Arrested on a warrant for theft over $10,000 Kyle T. Fessel, 29, Forrest Run Drive. Bond: $7,500; court date: Dec. 18. According to the affidavit of complaint sworn by Special Agent Mitchell Thompson of CSX, Fessel, a railroad employee, stole $24,430-worth of wire from the CSX railroad yard in Lewisburg...
Tigerettes hope to ascend in standings
Coming off a fourth place finish in the District 12-AA tournament last season, the Marshall County Tigerettes were hoping to move up in the conference standings this year after losing just one senior.
Unfortunately, MCHS took a big hit in the offseason when junior forward Jameka Braden transferred to Shelbyville after leading the Tigerettes in scoring and rebounding as a sophomore.
Tigers looking to reclaim District crown
Buoyed by the return of four starters, the Marshall County Tigers are aiming to return to the top of the District 12-AA standings under new coach Adrian Wilson after finishing third in their conference last year and posting an 18-10 record.
Having won the four previous regular season District titles, the Tigers started the 2011-12 basketball campaign with an 8-1 record, but posted a modest 8-7 mark over their next 15 games while finishing third behind Spring Hill and Giles County in the league standings.
Lady Dawgs storm back to win thriller over Forrest
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs trailed Forrest by eight points in the first, second and third quarters and by 10 points early in the fourth before a Kaitlyn Rogers basket with eight seconds remaining in the contest completed the final comeback in the 39-37 win in Chapel Hill Monday night.
"They had us beat three times; I felt like in that game they had at least three opportunities to put us away, but we managed to play better and make less mistakes," said Cornersville head coach Micah Landers. "I felt like some of our problems were self inflicted, we wounded ourselves, but we played well the final few minutes."
Rockets take down Bulldogs
Forrest beat the Cornersville 72-45 Monday night in Chapel Hill night, making it 11 in a row over the Bulldogs and two wins in row for the Rockets after starting the season with two losses.
"We came out a little slow at first, but we got it together," said Forrest's Zach Horvath. "They have some really good drivers on their team, so we had to get our press going and we did."
MCHS swept in season openers
The MCHS basketball squads travelled to Harpeth Thursday night for a pair of season opening Hall of Fame games, and after putting up a good fight in each contest, the event ended up with the Tigerettes losing 47-36, while the Indians barely got by the Tigers 44-40.
In the boys' game, the Indians doubled up the Tigers 28-14 at the end of the first half.
Tigers take down Columbia
Adrian Wilson picked up his first win as the head coach of the Marshall County Tigers basketball team on Monday night when MCHS defeated the Columbia Central Lions 61-52 on the road.
Aided by a strong first quarter performance, the Tigers (1-1) led by double digits for much of the game and held a 32-17 advantage at halftime before opening up a 44-27 cushion at the end of the third period en route to claiming the nine-point victory.
Lady Lions waylay Tigerettes
With Thanksgiving only three days away, the Marshall County Tigerettes (0-2) bit off more than they could chew on Monday night, as they suffered a 68-32 road loss at the hands of a talented Columbia Lady Lion squad.
Augmented by the addition of sisters Keiana Gilbert and Aryanna Gilbert, who helped lead Lawrence County to the Class AAA State tournament last year, Columbia simply had too much firepower for MCHS and forged a 40-15 advantage in the first half before opening up a 60-19 cushion midway through the third quarter.
LMS Tigers pummel Fayetteville
Believe the hype. The Lewisburg Middle School Tigers (3-0) mauled another opponent on Thursday night when they crushed Fayetteville Middle School 59-21 at home.
Fayetteville entered Thursday's contest with a stellar 10-1 record, but proved to be no match for the Tigers. Lewisburg took the wind out of FMS' sails early and built a 40-9 lead in the first half before opening up a 57-16 advantage at the end of the third quarter en route to claiming the 38-point victory.
Fayetteville flies past Tigerettes
On Thursday night, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes fell to 1-2 on the season when they suffered a 34-18 loss to Fayetteville Middle School at home.
Boasting an impressive 10-3 record coming into Thursday's contest, Fayetteville buried the Tigerettes early and forged a 23-3 lead midway through the second quarter.
Lady Bulldogs roll past Riverside Christian
On Friday night, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs ran their record to 2-0 on the young season by going on the road and thumping the Riverside Christian Academy Lady Knights 56-23.
After defeating the Lady Knights by an average of 41 points in their two meetings last year, the Lady Bulldogs once again had little trouble disposing of RCA in Friday's contest and built a 30-12 lead in the first half before outscoring the Fayetteville based private school 26-11 over the final two quarters to coast to the 33-point victory.
RCA rallies past Bulldogs
The Cornersville Bulldogs (0-2) had a chance to pick up their first win of the season on Friday night, but were unable to close the deal, as they dropped a 63-56 decision to the Riverside Christian Academy Knights in Fayetteville.
After taking a 25-24 lead into the break, the Bulldogs opened up a 41-31 advantage late in the third quarter and appeared to be in control of the game.
Kathryn Ann Mayo
Kathryn Ann Mayo, née Nittinger, of Lewisburg, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at home after a two year bout with cancer. Mrs. Mayo was born on May 17, 1937 in Watervliet, N.Y., the daughter of the late Daniel and Rebecca Ford Nittinger. In addition to her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers...
Adam Carnes, 26, of the Caney Spring Community of Marshall County, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mr. Carnes was born in Louisville, Ky. and was employed with Yates Company and was contracted to Nissan Inc., of Smyrna. ...
Thelma Francis Pierce
Thelma Francis Pierce, 86, of the Mooresville Community, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at her home. Mrs. Pierce was a native of Pulaski, and daughter of the late John A. and Louise Francis. She was a housewife and member of the Hickory Heights Church of Christ. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother...
Lacy Mai Morris
We regret to inform you that Lacy Mai Morris, 89, passed on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Maury Regional Medical Center. She was an esteemed Mother at Ranson Chapel C.P. Church, Lewisburg. She attended school in Marshall County. She is dearly loved and will be deeply missed...